Bu'ale is a town in the
Middle Juba (Jubbada Dhexe) region of Somalia.
It is the capital of the
Bu'aale District and the
capital of the
Jubaland State region as well, situated in the southern
Jubba River valley, the city is known for its farming land on the
banks of the river Juba. Buale is also the capital of Middle Juba
region.The largest clan dominating the city and the countryside are
mainly the Darood sub clan of Marehan.
During the Middle Ages,
Bu'ale and its surrounding area was part of
Ajuran Empire that governed much of southern
Somalia and eastern
Ethiopia, with its domain extending from
Hobyo in the north, to Qelafo
in the west, to
Kismayo in the south.
In the early modern period,
Bu'ale was ruled by the Geledi Sultanate.
The kingdom was eventually incorporated into Italian Somaliland
protectorate in 1910 after the death of the last Sultan Osman
Ahmed. After independence in 1960, the city was made the center of
Bu'ale was made the capital city for the
Jubaland State of
2 April 2013.
^ Lee V. Cassanelli, The shaping of Somali society: reconstructing the
history of a pastoral people, 1600-1900, (University of Pennsylvania
Press: 1982), p.102.
^ Cassanelli, Lee Vincent (1973). The Benaadir Past: Essays in
Southern Somali History. University Microfilms International.
^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-04-04. Retrieved
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